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Myth and Meaning in Early Daoism By N. J. Girardot
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Examining early Daoist texts, this work finds a thematic and soteriological unity rooted in the mythological symbolism of chaos, fundamental for both philosophy and practice in cosmic, social, and... More > individual life. Interdisciplinary and interpretive in outlook, it challenges prevailing conceptions of the Daode jing and Zhuangzi as philosophical texts without religious significance or affinity with later organized schools while also placing Daoist gourd imagery and creation mythology into a wider comparative context. Controversial and at times playfully provocative, the book with its the unique methodology and intriguing findings is essential for understanding key facets of Daoism both China and the world.< Less
Jesus Potter Harry Christ By Derek Murphy
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An innovative treatise into religious history, comparative mythology, astrological symbolism and contemporary culture. From ancient mystery religions to modern fairy tales, from fictional Hogwarts to... More > the ruins of Jerusalem, Derek Murphy, PhD in Comparative Literature at one of the world's top universities, focuses on one crucial question: How do we separate the obviously mythical literature of Jesus Christ from the historical man himself?< Less
Jesus Potter Harry Christ By Derek Murphy
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An innovative treatise into religious history, comparative mythology, astrological symbolism and contemporary culture. From ancient mystery religions to modern fairy tales, from fictional Hogwarts to... More > the ruins of Jerusalem, Derek Murphy, PhD in Comparative Literature at one of the world's top universities, focuses on one crucial question: How do we separate the obviously mythical literature of Jesus Christ from the historical man himself?< Less
The World Axis as an Atmospheric Phenomenon By Marinus Anthony Van der Sluijs
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Cultural anthropologists often use the term 'axis mundi' in a looser sense than the strict astronomical one. Yet the objects they identify as ‘axis mundi’ in mythological and early... More > cosmological sources do not correspond to the present state of the axis of the earth. The association of these objects with the axis of the earth does not appear to have been made explicitly and unambiguously before the 1st millennium BCE. By contrast, the mythological phenomenon loosely identified as the axis mundi dates back to the earliest stages of civilisation and is described by the most diverse cultures in remarkably similar terms. It can be explained by reference to a once visible entity in the sky, with a complex, evolving morphology and a possible link to the zenith or the pole. The prototype may have been the zodiacal light or, as recent insights in plasma physics indicate, an enhanced aurora formed in prehistoric times.< Less
The World Axis as an Atmospheric Phenomenon By Marinus Anthony Van der Sluijs
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Cultural anthropologists often use the term 'axis mundi' in a looser sense than the strict astronomical one. Yet the objects they identify as ‘axis mundi’ in mythological and early... More > cosmological sources do not correspond to the present state of the axis of the earth. The association of these objects with the axis of the earth does not appear to have been made explicitly and unambiguously before the 1st millennium BCE. By contrast, the mythological phenomenon loosely identified as the axis mundi dates back to the earliest stages of civilisation and is described by the most diverse cultures in remarkably similar terms. It can be explained by reference to a once visible entity in the sky, with a complex, evolving morphology and a possible link to the zenith or the pole. The prototype may have been the zodiacal light or, as recent insights in plasma physics indicate, an enhanced aurora formed in prehistoric times.< Less
Gods and Heroes By R. E FRANCILLON
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It will be seen that the Mythology adopted throughout is strictly of the old-fashioned kind which goes to Ovid as its leading authority, and ignores the difference between the gods of Greece and the... More > gods of Rome. I have deliberately followed this plan because, while there is not the remotest fear--quite the contrary--that young people, when or if they become scholars, will not be duly initiated into the mysteries of scientific and comparative mythology, there is considerable danger that the stories of the gods and heroes which have saturated literature, and have become essential portions of the thought and life of ages, may become explained away only too thoroughly.< Less
Homer and His Age By Andrew Lang
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A renowned book on Homeric scholarship. Includes discussions on history, archeology, and mythology. Contents: The Homeric Age; Hypotheses as to the Growth of the Epics; Hypotheses of Epic... More > Composition; Loose Feudalism: The Over-Lord in Iliad, Books I and II; Agamemnon in the Later Iliad; Archaeology of the Iliad-Burial and Cremation; Homeric Armour; The Breastplate; Bronze and Iron; The Homeric House; Notes of Change in the Odyssey; Linguistic Proofs of Various Date; The Doloneia-Iliad, Book X; The Interpolations of Nestor; The Comparative Study of Early Epics; and Homer and the French Mediaeval Epics.< Less
Wretched Piece of Flesh By Alexandria Martinez
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A Twisted Love Story. San Francisco, 1987-1989. In a reality where there are numerous planes of existence, powerful Gods, prophecies bestowed, and wars never truly ending. Here on Gaia, the third... More > realm, a love story emerges, with out the romance. Gabriel Gavin Kingsley a modern day Lord, and his tempest Bricanya Orndind-Zephyllwen, entrap, obsess, and twist within each other lives. A fallen legend brought back to life, Bricanya becomes Gabriel's Wretched Piece of Flesh. The first book in a sub-series of four; this world waiting to be opened has been compared to a tantalizing concoction when Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles meets Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. But, that's just the tip of the ice-burg. Welcome to the Zephyllwen Chronicles.< Less
Women of Power By Wesley Allison
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The life of a superhero is tough. All American Girl fights supervillains, alien invaders, and terrorists as she tries to get product endorsements and a magazine deal. That's nothing compared to her... More > private life though. She's only just broken up with her super boyfriend Perihelion when he's scooped up by Omega Woman, and now rival Skygirl has moved into her territory.< Less
White Bones Red Rot Black Snakes By Bhikkhu Sujato
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Enchanting, powerful, horrific, beautiful, wise, deadly, compassionate, seductive. Women in Buddhist story and image are all these things and more. She takes the signs of the ancient goddess –... More > the lotus, the sacred grove, the serpent, the sacrifice – and uses them in astonishing new ways. Her story is one of suffering and great trials, and through it all an unquenchable longing to be free. This beautifully illustrated work is as layered and subversive as mythology itself. Based directly on authentic Buddhist texts, and informed with insights from psychology and comparative mythology, it takes a fresh look at how Buddhist women have been depicted by men and how they have depicted themselves.< Less